Most RequestedPrograms

The New Mexico Department of Health works in many ways to promote, preserve and protect your health. Below are just a few of our programs, all of which provide some of the most requested and important services we provide to you.

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Birth & Death Certificates

Our Vital Records office collects, processes, corrects and issues copies of birth and death certificates.

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Medical Cannabis Program

Ensures patients have safe access to medicine for a number of qualifying health conditions, and licenses non-profit producers and dispensaries in the state.

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WIC is the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). It is a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and our Public Health Division.

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Immunization Program

Request copies for shot records as well as child and adult immunization information.

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Health Facility Licensing & Certification

Our Division of Health Improvement licenses health facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes, to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.

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Developmental Disabilities

Our Developmental Disabilities Support Division provides service and support to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Stay in the KnowLatest News


Opioid Prescribing Measures Show Improvement
Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced continued progress in addressing prescription drug overdose in New Mexico with its latest state quarterly prescribing report showing improved prescribing practices for opioids.


Flu Shot Clinic in Silver City
The New Mexico Department of Health’s Grant County Public Health Office, 2610 N. Silver Street, Silver City, NM will host a flu shot clinic on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 8 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 6 pm. The annual flu vaccination is available for no charge for children and uninsured adults, while supplies last.

What's Happening at DOHFeatured Events


Crisis Standards of Care Symposium
Highlands University
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
This class will take place in the Student Union Building Room 321. Learn about Crisis Standards of Care based on evidence based and literature review to include legal and ethical challenges, stakehold...


Flu (Influenza)
Van Buren Middle School
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge. Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they...

Message from the Cabinet SecretaryLynn Gallagher

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has a strong and enduring commitment to creating conditions which enable the people of New Mexico to thrive. We are committed to improving health status, and to ensuring the availability of and equitable access to high quality health services that meet the needs of our communities.

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Working to Reduce Suicide Rates in New Mexico
The Department of Health and I encourage everyone during the month of September during National Suicide Prevention Month to learn the warning signs of suicide and link to the resources available.


Department of Health Announces New Bureau
This summer, we completed the process of merging two bureaus into one large one. The result is our new Population and Community Health Bureau.